It seems that virtually everyone agrees that the upcoming election in November is the most important in our lifetimes. And, while many people do engage in supporting candidates, the vast majority of citizens remain on the sidelines. Barely half of the eligible population bothers to vote even in a presidential election. Only a small fraction of the people ever step up to volunteer to help or write a check.
But, that's not the case with Laura Carno and Steve Bosley; two citizens who are doing their part to make a difference.
Laura is a successful business person who has also long been interested in politics. She has already managed a successful state legislative campaign and mayoral race. In the course of completing a leadership training program recently, Laura pondered the problem of effectively communicating a message amid the noise and confusion of a political campaign season. Instead of just talking about it, Laura grabbed ahold of the challenge.
Laura used her instincts and intuition to craft a script for a radio message that gave voice to younger women voters – an often overlooked crucial segment of the voting population particularly in highly competitive elections. On her website Laura says, "There are two types of Washington politicians: those who misunderstand women, and those who pander to them."
Laura found professional assistance to produce the spot, formed her own non-profit entity – I Am Created Equal - and raised the funds to put the commercial on the air. We think it is fantastic! Click here to listen.
Steve Bosley is well known as a highly successful businessman, founder of the Bolder Boulder, the largest race in the country with over 50,000 participants, and University of Colorado Regent. Steve is one of those rare individuals that is always around when the cause is right and the need is great. He gives meaning to the cliché, "If you want to get a job done, give it to a busy person."
Like many, Steve believes the fate of our nation hangs in the balance in this election. But, rather than just grousing about it, or even contributing and volunteering, he's actively reaching out to all his friends to get them engaged, too. It's kind of a grassroots political "loaves and fishes" multiplication example that recalls the great traditions of America's heritage. Thomas Payne would be proud!
Below is pasted Steve's letter. Don't just read it! Take up Steve's challenge to do something, and also his invitation to send your own letter to all of your friends, too.
Dear Friends and Family,
236 years ago our Founding Fathers gave everything. They signed the Declaration of Independence declaring, "- - - we mutually pledge to each other, our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor."
Against incalculable odds, our ragtag army defeated the most powerful army in the world.
To keep this nation free for over 200 years, over 40 million Americans have served in the US Armed Services. Almost 1 million have paid the supreme sacrifice.
Now we stand at the most perilous time in America's history. Our very underlying principles of freedom are being ignored, changed, "updated", "interpreted", and even laughed at. First it was trickling erosion – now it has erupted into an Obama socialist 4 year tsunami.
Our Supreme Court recently wrote that it will be up to the voters to elect a President and a Congress (to correct Obama-care), and (added by the writer) to correct the Obama mistake.
Imagine the honor of meeting an American who gave it all - a signer of The Declaration of Independence, or a soldier killed in combat. How would you respond when that soldier asks, "What are you doing to reclaim America's founding principles for which I gave my life?"
What are you and I doing, RIGHT NOW - less than 4 months before the election?
For the Americans who have sacrificed their lives, today I made an investment in America's future. I invested in Romney's Campaign, and in the National Republican Senatorial Committee (we only need 4 more Senators for control). Then I pledged time to work on Romney's Campaign.
Please, make your investment – RIGHT NOW! Is there a reason to wait? From $10 to the maximum of $5,000, it all adds up to defeat Obama.
Finally. Send this to all of your friends and family to appeal for them to join you.
There are 55 million registered Republicans and 42 million independents.
If you send this to only 100 of them, and if only 25 of that 100 sends it to their 100, etc., at only the 5th round (starting with me), we will have encouraged over 40 million to join us.
If only 25% of these 40 million only donate $10, and volunteer only 10 hours (less than 1 hour per week until the election), over $100 million and 100 million hours have been invested to reclaim America's founding principles.
Impossible you say? Tell that to our American Revolutionary Army who faced the most powerful army in the world.
They faced death. We face much worse – the death of our free America, when we have the chance to save it.
We can do this, right now, together.
P.S. Romney for President https://www.mittromney.com/donate
National Republican Senatorial Committee https://www.nrsc.org/donate/